Adam Schneider was working alongside his father doing some repair work inside a grain bin. From local sources we are told a fire may have broken out. Adam and his father Rick died. There is no indication if they were asphyxiated by smoke or suffocated from being in 8 to 10 feet of corn. Rescue crews in the area are believed to have cut the side of the bin open to get the two out, but were unable to do so in time to save their lives.

Grain bin safety is something we've written about previously. We stress the point last made that every grain bin fatality is preventable. As for our friend Adam and his dad, read this news story by the staff at the Waterloo-Courier, Update: 2 dead in grain bin accident. We wish the family well during these difficult times.

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Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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